we need to read more
This is sad. Very sad. But then again, are our educators too busy
training teaching kids for the TAKS test instead of teaching them the tools that they will not only need to take the test but to learn in general? Is this taking so much of their time that there is none left to encourage free reading?
I read a lot when I was a kid. Looking back, and knowing this, I am not sure when I quit reading on a regular basis. I am trying to recapture that, and have finished Lunar Park, and am now reading Glamorama. Right now I am reading while on the treadmill at the gym. I have not moved into reading at home in lieu of being on the computer or parked in front of the TV, but I think I will eventually get there. It does make my cardio seem like less of a chore.
These numbers are embarrassing for Dallas and Ft. Worth. I am not even sure where to begin with trying to determine why this is. Is it the education system? Are people not being encouraged to read? Do we need more literacy programs? I don’t know about other people, but when it comes to newspapers, I usually consume that online. Anyone have thoughts on this?